If Seuss blew balloons, they'd look something like the creations at Balloon Celebration. Complete with starbursts, tubes, and balloons twisting inside of balloons with bright latex blossoms, every sculptured balloon bouquet is customized to the client's liking. Mix and match 50 different species of balloon in 80 different shades of color to convey any message of your choosing.
The Hollywood sign looks a lot cooler when you’re parallel with it. Hollywood Air Tours provides aerial views of this and other famous LA landmarks that range from the Staples Center and Pacific Palisades to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Will Rogers State Historic Park. The expert pilots, who double as tour guides, provide a variety of tours that include flights over Malibu Beach and celebrity homes, as well as the mega tour, which covers almost every conceivable landmark, from UCLA and the Sunset Strip to Dodger Stadium, city hall, and the Playboy Mansion.
When Father Lasuen founded Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1775, he created the 7th of modern California's 21 missions, which were intended to serve as epicenters of Christianity and Spanish culture in the New World. The mission system fell into disarray and disrepair during the war for Mexican independence and the Mexican-American War, but San Juan Capistrano remains, standing as a relic of that era and a testament to California's historical mélange of European and Native American cultures.
The mission invites visitors to learn more about the region’s history by exploring 10 acres of preserved adobe architecture, fountains, and gardens. Audio tours give groups a unique insight into the site's stories, and rotating exhibits feature artwork as well as historical and religious artifacts from San Juan Capistrano. Hands-on activities allow guests to recreate the experience of centuries-old mission life by making adobe bricks, panning for gold, or connecting computers to dial-up modems.
An oasis from frenzied everyday life in Australia’s largest city, Sydney Harbour boasts a stretch of beaches, bays, and islands that makes up one of the world’s most beautiful ports. The iconic Sydney Opera House overlooks it, and its waters are spanned by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world’s widest long-span bridge. Take in Sydney Harbour’s attractions and more on an 8-, 9-, or 12-day tour of Australia from Travelscene, with included roundtrip airfare from LAX. Click here for a detailed itinerary of the trip. The first 60 people to buy this Groupon will receive complimentary access to the Qantas business-class lounge in Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne.8-Day, 5-Night Tour of Sydney:Spend five nights in Australia’s cultural capital, staying at The Menzies Sydney hotel. Located in downtown Sydney, the hotel is a short walk from the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and other attractions.On a guided Sydney city tour, you’ll be led to the most scenic spots and learn interesting tidbits about each sight. In addition to stopping at Milsons Point for postcard-perfect views of the opera house, the tour will swing by the Pacific coast at Manly Beach, panoramic Arabanoo Lookout, and Sydney Harbour Bridge. 9-Day, 7-Night Tour of Sydney and Cairns:This extended trip includes everything from the eight-day tour, and it adds three nights in the tropical city of Cairns at the Pacific International Hotel. Located on Australia’s northern coast, Cairns draws visitors looking to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef and explore the nearby national parks. Become acquainted with the area during a Kuranda Scenic Railway train ride, which snakes through the Macalister Range’s rainforest en route to the tropical gardens at the Kuranda rail station. Later, you’ll set out on a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an overhead view of North Queensland’s forests. The 7.5-kilometer ride looks down upon pristine rainforest, allowing visitors to spot native flora and a sea of monkey bald spots. This trip includes an open day, on which you can scuba dive along the Great Barrier Reef (not included in the package) or visit North Queensland’s beaches.12-Day, 10-Night Tour of Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne:This extended trip includes everything from the nine-day tour, plus a three-night stay at The Crossley Hotel in multicultural Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. A city tour may investigate neighborhoods such as Fitzroy, Carlton, and St. Kilda, where international artists, musicians, and designers typically meet in the fashionable boutiques and welcoming cafés. Walk through the charming 18th-century Cooks’ Cottage, home of Captain James Cook's parents, or sample the fresh guavas, nectarines, and pomegranates at the historical Queen Victoria Market.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
The pilots at Star Helicopters discovered their shared passion for aviation at different times in their lives—some as soldiers, some simply as kids dreaming of the clouds. Today, as they all oversee a flock of Robinson R22s and R44s, Astar 350s, and Bell 206B3 Jet Rangers, they lift off over Los Angeles' mountains, beaches, and skyscrapers, patrolling the limitless skies as they shoot aerial photography, assist in movie production, and instruct aspiring aviators in how to take the copter's reins themselves. During tours, passengers fly over the LA Basin, sweeping past landmarks such as the Griffith Observatory, the Santa Monica Mountains, and Hollywood Studios.